Central America

Central America

Guatemala: Maya Q’eqchi’ Community Evicted by Agroindustry in El Estor

Land grabs and violence continue against Indigenous communities in Guatemala. The eviction of Maya Q’eqchi’ families from Buena Vista Tzinté is a stark reminder of ongoing injustices.

In Honduras campesinos recuperate land from oil palm industry

In Bajo Aguán, residents resist in spite of agroindustry violence. Where oil palm was once planted, today they plant food

Guatemala: Chiquibul Seeks to Certify its Oil Palm Crops while Using Violence Against Indigenous Peoples

Community of Santa Elena, in Petén, is surveilled by police patrols and armed company guards; at night drones fly over the community

Widespread Protests Continue Against Mining in Panama Despite Repression

Protests have not stopped against the approval of the largest mining project in Central America. Going on one month, the people of Panama have maintained uninterrupted mobilizations throughout the county, in rejection of Law 406,...

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Mining Company Uses Electoral Context to Extract Minerals in the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca

In Capulálpam de Méndez, Oaxaca, there are least seven mining concessions with active permits to exploit gold, silver, copper, and lead.

Chimalapas in Flames

By: Josefa Sánchez Contreras The tropical forest of the Chimalapas is burning. The election noise is drowning out the struggles of the communities fighting for...

Indigenous Zapotecs Denounce Militarization and Other Consequences of Line K of the Interoceanic Corridor

Despite protests and lawsuits against the Interoceanic Corridor, the megaproject considered to be of “national interest” is exempt from environmental impact studies